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Dance science pioneer Professor Emma Redding appointed VCA Director
The Faculty of Fine Arts and Music at the University of Melbourne is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Emma Redding as incoming Director of the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA). Professor Redding joins the VCA from the prestigious Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in the United Kingdom, where she is currently Head of Dance Science.
Kummarge provides pathways for emerging First Nations dance artists at the VCA
Kummarge, a new program directed by dance artist and visionary leader, Wiradjuri man Daniel Riley, is about ensuring that First Nations students and aspiring dance artists don’t leave their cultural identity at the door when they study Dance at the VCA.
Meet Cara Hagan and Brenton Surgenor, new faces of VCA Dance
Leading specialist in somatic education, choreography and dance science Aotearoa-born Brenton Surgenor has lived and worked in the US, the UK, Hong Kong and Australia. His career has spanned choreography, TV, arts administration and higher education. Internationally established artist and scholar Cara Hagan is a dancer from New York, where she has had a rich career including as director and curator of an international screen dance festival, and as facilitator of a grassroots community dance group Small and Mighty Acts. Here we talk to Cara and Brenton about a life in dance and the new Master of Dance at the VCA, University of Melbourne.
Master of Dance will launch at the University of Melbourne in 2022
The Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, home of the Victorian College of the Arts and the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, is pleased to launch a new Master of Dance for 2022. The first program in Australia dedicated to dance as an interdisciplinary practice, the Master of Dance incorporates local and global crosscurrents of movement, dance health, education and choreography, and has assembled a new international team of expert practitioners.
Rhythm, gravity and time: Lucy Guerin on the creation of 'Pendulum' for RISING Festival
Lucy Guerin, artistic director of Lucy Guerin Inc, and Matthias Schack-Arnott began conversations about PENDULUM, part of the inaugural RISING festival, as a small-scale work based in rhythm, gravity and time. Incorporating 39 digitally interactive pendulums, the performance installation is positioned on the upper levels of the National Gallery of Victoria and boasts an artistic team of VCA Dance alum including Tra Mi Dinh, Alice Dixon and Lilian Steiner, as well as Honorary Fellow and esteemed colleague of VCA Dance Helen Herbertson, and dancers Deanne Butterworth, Stephanie Halyburton and Amber McCartney. Here, Sharon Grace Flynn talks to Lucy Guerin about the process for developing the hybrid dance installation.
Meet Jordine Cornish, Master of Creative Arts Therapy student at the University of Melbourne
Jordine Cornish has lived, worked and danced across Israel and Europe. Now her feet have landed back in Melbourne, where she is strengthening her creative career with a Master of Creative Arts Therapies (Dance Movement Therapy).
The William Tell Overture – performed by the University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and VCA dancers, at home
Apples were the order of the day for University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, and a select number of Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) students. After the great success of the University of Melbourne Conservatorium student rendition of Bolero, recorded remotely with 104 talented orchestral musicians, Associate Professor in Music and Head of Orchestral Studies Richard Davis decided to raise the bar with a new, ambitious recording-in-isolation project, the William Tell Overture.
Meet Kyle Ramboyong, BFA (Dance) student at the University of Melbourne
Take a deep dive into the life of a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance) student. Kyle Ramboyong shares the sage advice he wishes he'd heard before beginning his dance journey at the Victorian College of the Arts.
VCA Digital Archive: dance on film
The VCA Digital Archive is a living audiovisual record of student films that date back to 1966. The articles in this series respond thematically to the depth and breadth of the collection. Enjoy!
Vale Jonathan Taylor: remembering a giant of VCA Dance
Choreographer and educator Jonathan Taylor was appointed Dean of Dance at the Victorian College of the Arts in 1988, and worked at the College until 1997. VCA Dance lecturer Helen Herbertson remembers the former Artistic Director of Australian Dance Theatre, who died last week, aged 77.By Helen Herbertson
Carol Brown announced as the new Head of VCA Dance
Carol Brown has been announced as the new Head of VCA Dance at the University of Melbourne’s Faculty of Fine Arts and Music. The internationally-established creative research scholar, academic and professional choreographer will take up the new position of Professor in Dance in mid-2019.
VCA Dance – on board with the Travelling Dance Studio in Berlin
Some 22 VCA Dance students recently took part in the annual Travelling Dance Studio program in France and Germany, honing their knowledge and skills in ways that will benefit them in Australia. By Paul Dalgarno
A new era for VCA Dance
Head of VCA Dance Jenny Kinder has announced she will step down from her role at the end of 2018.
Four decades of VCA Dance artists and where they are now
As the VCA Dance 40th Anniversary Celebration (10 June) approaches, we ask some former students about their memories of the Victorian College of the Arts, and what they’ve been doing since. By Susanna Ling
Gideon Obarzanek, choreographer: my life
We caught up with the award-winning choreographer and founder of Chunky Move Dance Company, who will present a new work at the VCA from 2–5 May.As told to Susanna Ling
VCA Dance is 40 – Happy Birthday!
As VCA Dance turns 40 it’s time to celebrate the achievements of VCA Dance students, teaching staff and alumni over the past four decades.By Associate Professor Jenny Kinder, Head of VCA Dance
Sue Healey, choreographer and filmmaker: ‘There’s incredible magic in what we shoot’
The award-winning choreographer, educator, filmmaker and installation artist talks to Susanna Ling about her upcoming exhibition at the Victorian College of the Arts.By Susanna Ling